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it is a crime that shocked a virginia community, a teenager killed walking home from school. this morning police say they caught two people bind this crime. good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm kimberly suiter it's sunday, november 21st. the news is just ahead. first a quick check on our forecast. meteorologist chuck bell joins us in the studio now. chuck, it's hard to believe today could be as great as yesterday was. >> i would agree. it's probably not going to b that nice. yesterday, that was bonus material. >> pretty exceptional. >> even warmer than i thought it s going to be.
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admission there. thought it woulstay around 60 degrees. 66 yesterday afternoon. >> we'll forgive you. >> bonus credit. today a lot closer to the mid and upper 50s so still very pleasant by mid to late november standards. outside right now just a few fair wther clouds drting overhead. the cold front is slowly drifting its way down through the area. temperatures aren't all that much different than yesterday morning. 32 in manassas but 44 in downtown washington. 32 martinsburg. 47 annapolis. 36 degrees in springfield and waldorf. temperatures later on this afternoon with a mix of clouds and sunshine out there. i think gradual ly clouds will e on the increasas we pick more of an east and northeasterly breeze. so limiting amounts of sunshine will keep temperatures today mostly in the 50s. so keep that in mind as you make your plans for today. still a very pleasant and usable november day. >> sounds good. thank you, chuck.
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>> you're welce. two teens are in manassas jail this morning accused of stabbing another teen to death. police say 18-year-old martinez seen here and a 7-year-old attacked 15-year-old miguel hernandez who was walking home from school on friday. as news 4 repor, detectives say a gang may have been responsible r the murder. i actually got a recorded phone call from the school message center that a student om osbourn had been stabbed. >> reporter: parents are shaken up after learning a 15-year-old student was killed friday afternoon walking home from school. >> well, i know of him. it was my boyfriend's friend, too. so he was walking with him, actually. >> reporter: this path blocks from osbourn high school is a common way students wa home from school. police say when the 15-year-old male was taking this very same route on friday, he never made it home.
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witnesses say around 2:45 he was jumped by a group of males and then stabbed with a knife. the young man's body was found lying in the street behind this white van. >> so i came out of the seat and the crowd from the school had already gathered and the police car was here and the young man laying behind the van. >> reporr: his body was airlifted to fairfax hospital where he later died. now many in the community are wondering what will be done to keep the kids safe. >> i don't know what the school can actually do being off school property but currently the manassas city could possibly step up the patrols. >> lately a lot of stuff has been happening in this school that is weird. now we're having gang problems and stuff. it's a really good school but you need somebody who really
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know what is they're doing to control the school better. two teens arrested both face charges of murder and gang participation. grief counselors will be at osbourn high school to help deal with the crime. loved ones of a woman killed in a car crash in gainesvle are speaking out. police say carlos lucas was high on pcp friday night when he crashed into another highway friday night. he hit a honda accord with three people inside. they had just bought keroseme which made their car explode after e crash. meghan jandrositz and another person both died. m meghan's mother says carelessness cause this had accident. >> i wish people would think before they get behind the wheel of the car. it become a weapon. they can't do these kinds of things because somebody else could end up the same way.
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>> witnesses pulled the driver of the accord from the burning car. he's now recovering. police charged carlos lucas with driving under the influence and intent to distribute pcp. heould fe additional charges. one man is dead and five others hurt after two cars collided during a police pursuit. one is an 11-month-old baby girl. police were initially called to an ihop over a domestic dispute. they found a man had taken the girl, who is his daughter, and fled. they spotted him in a green van on cherry hill road but he refu refused to stop. that van crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a gray suv and th a utility pole. one of the passiers in the suv died. the three people remain in serious condition this morning. maryland is moving toward pulling all alcoholic eney drinks from liquor store shelves. the attorney general gants letter asked state officials to ban the drinks from stores and
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bars. his request comes on the heels of a warning from the food and drugdministration saying it is unsafe. maryland controller sered a deal with the state's alcohol wholesalers and retailers wednesday to stop selling the drinks. and srting today county owned liquor stores in montgomery county will soon be open onsundays. the 24 stores wille open from noon until 6:00 for the next six months as part of a pilot program. the trial is not designed to generate extra money for the county but for customer convenience. revenue goes to the general fund. 22 d.c. children have brand-new families thisweekend. >> my favorite story of the day. the judge finalized their adoptions for national adoption day. children, new parents and supporters all gathered at d.c. superior court yesterday to witness the signi of official
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adoption decreaedecrees. there are still 160 kids in d.c.'s foster care system waiting for permanent homes. >> every child dressed in his or her sunday best. >> love it. let's check in with chuck bell for a look ahead at the weather. >> very, very optimistic for a pleasant sunday afternoon, and if you think that yesterday was mild, how about near 70 degrees before thanksgiving. all the details coming up.
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ten minutes after the hour. i wore my big gloves and jacket as you would expect. yesterday when i left here at 10:30 or whatever, it was so -- i had to take all the stuff off. >> exactly. listen to your buy. i could tell you, you don't need all that heavy gear. this is the november that hasn't really finished as cold as it started. temperatures have been mild much of the last two weeks and we have a very mi week relatively speaking in front of us as well. unfortunately, the only day of the week that really matters, thursday, it's probably one of our best chances for rain in the upcoming week. outside, though, on a snday morning, skies are still mostly clear. there are a few clouds drifting on by and clouds will have a teency to increase as we go through the course of the
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afternoon today. not expecting any real rain chances today. i think our next chance for showers doesn't show up until the second half of the day on tuesday. still a dry stretch in front of us. current temperature ronald reagan airport, 44 degrees this morning. and yesterday i told you 11 out of the last 12. after yesterday, today 12 out of the last 13 days now have all been warmer than average. today is going to be close but should be maybe a degree orwo warmer than average and monday mild, tuesday mild as well. so we've got a really pleasant stretch of weather f the second half of november in progress. 34 degrees in falls church this morning. 32 in manassas. 33 in front royal, virginia, up in upper montgomery county. temperatures in the upper 30s there. 43 at the inner harbor in baltimore. the mild air goes up and down much of the eastern seaboard. 46 in cincinnati. current temperature now in st. louis 52 degrees and the red colors out here shows where temperatures have dramatically increased over the last 24
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hours. we have a little sliver of blue here. that's the reason i think it will be a couple degrees cooler today than yesterday bu once this cool air gets scoured back out again the warm air that's building back across the ohio and tennessee river valley will be back in place for our monday and tuesday forecast so temperatures well into the 60s monday and flirting with 70 degrees or warmer as we get into the day on tuesday. so for today we're under the influence of high prsure up to our north that keeps an east to northeasterly view here. eventually that front washes out and the warm a comes surging right back in in time for monday and tuesday. there's our rain chance as we get towards the second half of the day on tuesday. so for today increasing clouds but still a very pleasant day to be outside. mid to upper 50s today. en for tomorrow, partly sunny. warmerhan today. back into the 60s we will go but with a mix of clouds and sunshine around from time to time. but 65, that's not too bad. tuesday, 68 degrees in town but
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a 30% chance of rain especially tuesday late afternoon and evening. a good chance for some scattered showers around the area wednesday but no heavy rain expected. that is the big travel day of the week and then thursday probably going to be our best chance for rain this week and real chances of wintry feel to the weather. aaron, you can have your heavier coat next weekend much, much colder. >> the rkey shivering. >> he's shivering for a whole lot of other reasons. >> all right, thanks, chuck. the rps played their biggest football game in years and e caps look to rebound from friday's ugly loss. hakem dermish has those stories and more in this morning's "sports in a minute." good morning, everyone. your sports minute begins with college football. maryland playing florida state. the terps must win to keep their acc title game hopes alive. pick it up in the third quarter, maryland leads by three. here come the seminals. christn ponder throws to bert
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reid. fsu takes a 20-16 lead. fourth quarter, maland trying to come back. day o'brien, oh, man, picked off by greg reid. that leads to an fsu field goal. the seminals win it 30-16. a heartbreaker for the terps. virginia tech on the road at miami. ryan williams ran for 142 yards and two tohdowns. virginia tech defeats miami 31-17. the hokies win their ninth straight clinchinghe coastal division title. navy qb ricky dobbs had senior day to remember against arkansas state. dobbs rushed for three tds. his 48 rushing touchdowns in the last two seasons sets ancaa record. navy downs arkansas state 35-19. hometown hockey caps and flyers go down to a shoot-out. alexandesemin needing to score to keep it alive. his shot off the post and the crsbar. so close. philadelphia wins 5-4 in the
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shoot-out. and redskins safety landry will not play against the titans according to jason reid "the washington post." landry is out with a sore left achilles tendon. also starting cornerback carlos rogers is out with a hamstring injury. that's your sports minute. i'm hakem dermish. have a gre day. next up is "reporters notebook." a look at stories affecting our community. >> we'll be back in 15 mines with your sunday forecast. for now, though, here is jim handly. good morning and welcomeo "reporters notebook." i'm jim handly. what a week it has been in prince george's county politics. the corruption scandal widens there. jack johnson leaves on december 6th. baker becomes the new couty executive. gentlemen, i ask you what would you like to hear from baker? what would residents like to hear from mr. baker? >> well, i thk they would want to hear something about transparency, as my colleague joe madison is talking about, the fact that he has got to come out and sell the idea that his
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government is going to be very transparentnd going to have to run a very ethical type government. and you try to distance yourself as much as you can from what the headlines are saying right now. it's going to be a tough job, i think, for rashard baker, but it can be done. >> and he ran on ethics. that was part of his campaign. >> that's ght. well, i think what he has to do is reassure the residents that hes going to be foursquare on ethics and government and make sure that whatappened in the previous administration, admittedly the man is charged, he and his wife, innocent until proven guilty. the allegations and the evidence collected are certainly troubling to a lot of people in prince george's coty. and he has to make sure there's a clean slate now. what happened before won't happen again and his words are one thing. his deeds and the deeds of his colleagues will be proof in the pudding. >> the only thing that has
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disappointed me in what rashard baker hasn't said and i haven't heard it enough -- i'm going to run a transparent government. people will know what's happening. and i think that's really what people want to hear. somewhere along the lin he's obviously getting advice. stay as far away from this as you possibly can. say what mospeople say, the justice system will prevail. we all know that. but it's a ms in prince george's county because you went from friday arrest and the manner of the arrest with the money and the checks torn up, the cell phone conversations. then the very next day or next two days nine police officers -- >> three police officers, nine people -- >> are arrested and your chief of police standing up and obviouy embarrassed. so people want transparency and
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i think they're owed that. >> we talked about mrs. johnson. just won a seat to the county council. tlts an online movement to keep her from taking office. how likely is that and should that happen? >> i don't think there's any specific law that covers that in the county yet. there might be some action that can be taken. it could be very serious. a lot of people would ask the question should someone who has apparently been indicted, i'm not sure if they've been indicted or not, there was an arrest. once you're the process, shouldn't you just stand down of your own volition? should you have to be forced out? people are wilng it to go to that next step and force it aside. >> and my argument would be that clearly you're going to be preoccupied. >> sure, sure. >> there's no question about that. >> and how you can be preoccupied with such serious allegations and at the samtime try to serve the people in that
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district i think you're absolutely right. if you really respect your constituents, you might say, you know, i'll step down on this one and then hopefully the courts will find me innocent and i can run for election. >> pardon me, jerry. i think it needs to beaid that we haven't said yet. in view of everything that's happened, the old watergate question, what did they know and when did they know it? what did other people on the counci in the executive's office -- there was a large amount of cash going out to a lot of different people. at stuff doesn't just stay silent. the question has to be somebody knew something and wasn't talking. how did this get so far? >> this is just the tip of the iceberg. >> and we don't know where it's going to take us. certainly has been kept open-ended. >> that's thcatch clause there. the fact that if she does take office, this could be a heck of a distraction from what sharon
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baker and the rest of the councilmembers are doing. the peple, as you talk to the people in prince george's county out in the street. many are still in shock. this is the big thing, the county executives along with now a broadening of ts whole thing, money laundering in many ways, we're talking drugs, we're talking cigarettes, we're talking illegal distribution of these types so we don't know where this train is going to go and the fbi said, hey, look, there's going to be a list. he said it last friday in his press conferee. so that's the reason why i think any movement on her part in taking office would not serve e county at all. >> let's talk about this idea of pay to play and the image and perception in prince george's county and the history that goes far back. it's been lingering but this certainly has intensified now. this is certainly the biggest there, this investigation. talk about this image and how
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residents must be feeling right now. >> well, it's a pattern of wrongdoing and it's very, very troubling and the question is we don't know how widespread and how deep it goes but if it's there it's like a cancer eating at the government. and people getthings and then give money to get those tngs. if there is a pay for play operation going on. again, a lot of these are charges, but the evidence is very, very disturbing as i said before. thenhe question is again, what did people know? what can we do about it? and there s to be a full investigation and baker has to be at the head of that investigation if on because he has the bully pull ppit. >> somewhere in this country, we pay and play. prince george's cnty isn't alone in this. but he's so startlings we said off camera, the fact is people
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keep doing it over and over and they haven't learned yet. >> and i think that's the sad thing. there are a lot of good people in prince george's county. they're very proud of their community and we know that. they're going through the foreclosure problems. they're trying to track major businesses. >> and they've had a lot of success in doing it. >> and they have. so, you know, and i would say to the people of prince george's county, this isn't just prince george's county. look, the state of illinois had that problem. >> sure. >> new york. my goodness, it's all over the place. i go along with jerry. when do people learn you will eventually get caught? and i think that's why politicians sometimes -- some politicians -- have such a bad reputation and it's unfortunate. so we don't know and i hope the rest of the country recognizes that the majority of the people
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in prince george's county are good people. >> hrt. we have to take a break. we'll be right back to get to much more in virginia and maryland, too, here on "reporters notebook. "
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and welcome back to "reporters notebook." west potomac high school doing things not by e book we grew up with. fs are out the win doug i think there's an incomplete now. for cheating, you get a do-over, a pass here. what is this all about and can it be good? >> i think it's a cop-out. i really think it's a cop-out. i don't know. maybe i'm old-fashioned but to be hel accountable to me is the most -- is lke discipline and it seems that we chip away at
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this and all of our public education. we wt to it give second chances now if you're failing grades. well, what about the kids who are making as? what does it tell them? it's unfair to them if a child who can't -- and many times not getting an "f" is because of the child's problem of not studying, not going to bed on time, and the parents not getting behind the children to make sure that they learn. so i have a problem with it. >> well, as i understand part of the rationale is th want to separate the cheating incidence from the academic. they say that's disciplinary. i don't know who thought this up. pardon me if you're looking at me wonderinghy i don't know. really, part of academics, part of learning, part of going to school is realizing that cheating is wrong. i know when i'm supposed to teach religiousalues or get into the ethics thg too much in school but i don't think we've gotten to the point we
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don't realize education is a holistic kind of a thing, a unified kind of thing. you're not supposed to cheat because it's the wrong thing to do and you're shortchanging yourself getting an "f" indicates you've done a certain level of work. 2 "f," failure. maybe tt hurts your feelings. this is a really -- my reporting on this before the show and the people i talked to, they are scratching their heads and staring at the ceiling, why? in a county considered one of the most progressive and intellectually certifiab in the country. >> i just wonder how much of this has to do with wanting to get chilen into college or want to go get students into college and this is a way to maybe slip a few through. but i agree with my colleagues here. cheating is cheating. cheating is wrong. we have scandals in colleges
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where people have cheated. it is absolutely wrong and there should be zero tolerance with cheating. isn't it amazing one can take drugs or get in a fight and there's zero tolerance? if you cheat for the purpose in which you are supposed to be in the school and that is to get an education and think about these kids and study hard to be in the honor society and they wor hard at i >> and the parents of those students,e should say, are protesting. they're outraged and rightfully so. >> and i think what you're going to find, i will speculate, i think they're going to revisit this whole thing. they're going to have to stop it. it's absolutely ridiculous. >> it's a cop-out. let's move to metro. of course this week we had chunks of a ceiling at farragut north fall down onto a platform, just the late nest a string of problems addeon to the escalator. i was there and just got off
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just before. >> timing is everything, gentlemen. the size of a head but about 50 pounds. a recent report out calling for some dramatic changes in the way of the transit agency opates. >> i hate to come down on them but they have been calling for dramatic changes for the last 20 years. >> they ve no power. >> no power, right. exactl it's an advisory group and every year they come up with these changes. it's nice but the fact is i would not want to be the guardian angel of metro because every week -- it used to be every year and every month but now every week there is a problem. >> what's disheartening they've taken all these reforms. they have more people watching people to do the right job, hired new people. they are trying to reallocate funding. trying to improve the procedures as if they shouldn't have done it before andhey come up and talk to senator mikulski on the
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hill they keep telling what they're doing right and things keep going wrong. >> i have to tell you real quick. i ridet a lot. people sleep. i've seen folks sleep. as a matter of fact just today the guy was sitting asleep. you need somebody to run that and crack the whip. you really need to crack the whip on metro and get folks in shape. >> we have one minute left. into the district we go. marion barry and alexander, two councilmembers ward eight and seven, they're calling for a limit or aend to cash payments for long-term welfare recipients. >> marion barry, of all people, his critics would say to do this and yet he is now saying that people who don't get jobs or don'respond to the welfare payment, don't use it for what it is -- a hand up, not a handout -- we need to cut the
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ties after five years. this forces the staff to help these individuals get jobs, be well trained. >> and you have to change the culture. welfare recipients. as alexander says, they have the attitude that government is a lifetime thing for them. that's not true. generational welfare. >> the lady lost her job because she couldn't get child services. they have to have backup, too. all right. that's all the time we have, gentlemen. thanks so much for joining thus sunday morning and we thank you for watcng. now back to news 4 today. enjoy the rest of your wkend, everybody. she was a good girl. she was a beautiful girl.
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a mother's pain. a young woman with a bright future. thee dies in a crash, a crash police say was caused by a man under the influencef drugs. good morning, welcome to news 4 toy. i'm kim bberly suiters. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. it's sunday, november 21st. first, a quick look at our forecast. chuck bell is here with us this morning for all the details on that. another nice day on tap. >> absolutely right. a litt november chill in the air first thing this morning but nonetheless another relatively mild day on the way for later on this afternoon. not quite as nice as yesterday. yesterday was bonus material across the ea. ne nearly impossible, you might say. but outside this morning, just a few thin clouds rolling on by. they are not rain clouds. we don't need to worry about that. temperatures are in the low to mid-40s right around town and up alongside the bay. there are plen of 30s onhe map this morning out to the blue ridge and the shenandoah valley. out near the freezing mark across western fairfax, southern
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loudoun county down into fauquier and prince william county. some mid-30s across much of montgomery county. on the whole it's going to be a very pleasant day today. a few more clouds and as a result not quite as warms yesterday. but still temperatures quite tolerable by november standards. we should be at least a dree or two above average again today. that will make 13 out of the last 14 days warmer than average. a real easy stretch on the heating bills here in nomber. >> thank you, chuck. in our headlines now, one man is dead and five others including a baby girl wer hurt when two cars collided during a police pursuit. police were called to an ihop for reports after domestic dispute. when they arrived, they found a man had taken the girl, who is his daughter, from her mother and fled. they found the man driving a green van on cherry hill road but he refused to stop. that van crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a gray suv then a utility pole. one of the passengers in the suv
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died three people remain in serious condition this morning. the mother of a woman killed in a fiery crash hopes her loss can help prevent thoer family from feeling her pain. police say a man high on drugs caused the wreck that killed her daughter and another man. we told you about this wreck yesterday. it happened near lee and james madison hiways in gainesville. today news 4's darcy spencer has the emotional plea from one victim mother. >> reporter: the crash happened at this intersection in gainesville about 9:15 friday night. prince william county police say the man who cause this had fiery crash was under the influence of pcp. >> i wish i could make the clock go back, but i can't. >> reporter:ebbie lost her 20-year-old daughter, meghan jan jandrositz in a double crash at the intersection of lee and james madison ghway. police say the man who caused the crash, 22-year-ol carlos lucas, was speeding and under the influence of drugs. >> i want him to pay for what he
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done. it's not fair that someone as innocent as she was was taken away from us because of his foolishness. his stupidity. >> reporter: police say lucas was driving on lehighway when he lost control of his chevy impala, struck this honda accord which burst into flame. meghan, a front seat passenger in the accord was ejected and died her boyfriend, danny, was driving. he was pled from the burning car by witnesses. 50-year-old david richardson of warn ton was trapped in the back seat and died. they had just made a run for kerose. >> i wish people would think before they get behind the wheel of a car. it becomes a weapon. >> reporter: she says her daughter was just moving in together and were talking about getting married some day. meghan was the youngest of three daughters. she enjoyed working with kids and was talking about going back to school.
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>> i hope other people s this and realize they can't do these kinds of things because somebody else could end up the same way my meghan has. she was a good girl. she was a beautiful girl. >> reporter: police say lucas has been charged with driving under the influence as well as possession with the intent to distribute pcp, but he could face additional charges. in gainesville, darcy spencer, news 4. and in another tragedy, grief counselors will be at osbourn high school in manassas after the stabbing death of a student there. policeay 18-year-old mauricio martinez along with a 17-year-old not seen here attacked 15-year-old miguel hernandez. hernandez was simply walking home from school friday on a common path used by students to get to nearby neighborhoods. manassas police say the northern virginia gang task forceelped make the arrests. one recent graduate says gang violence is a growing issue in that community. >> lately a lot of stuff has
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been happening it in the school. we are having gang problems. it's a really good school. you need somebody who know what is they're doing to control the school better. >> the two teens arrested both face charges of murder and gang participation. >> president obama says he understands travelers frustrations over new airport security mesures. he says he sympathizes with passengers who feel full body scanners and full body patdowns are an invasion of privacy. he has asked officials if there is a less intrusive way to screen trachlers. right now, though, the tsa and many counterterrorism experts say the current procedures are the only ones that they think effectively guard against threats. there is some good news for travelers looking to fight the new measures.
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now you ha an anthem. ♪ we'd rather check your nooks and crannies ♪ ♪ every inch of you >> every inch of you. nger/songwriter steve austin won grammy awards. his patdown parity takes on groping at tsa checkpoints entitled to "lp youake it to your flight" and has received some national attention. it is based on help me make it through the nice by chris kristofferson. >> there may be hot new toys on your child's holiday wish list. is that new bike or board game potentially dangerous? choosing your child's next toy safely. kristen dahlgren reports. you want a baby doll? >> reporter: it's that time of year kids make their lists and parents find themselves overwhelmed with the options and it's not all fun and games. while toy related deaths were down last year, injuries were up. estimated 18600 emeency
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room treated injuries blamed on toys. a list for parents. >> first of all, select toys that are age appropriate for your chi. >> reporter: that means no small parts for small children. >> if a child swallows these magnets, even one or two of them, it can cause an obstruction. >> reporter: more than half of the toy related deaths in it 2009ere riding toys. >> don't buy a bicycle and leave the helmet in the store. buy a helmet so your child can be protected. >> reporter: and the final rule, location, location, location. make sure kids are playing with their holiday haul somewhere safe. >> you can ride right into the poolride right into the pond, and you can drown easily. >> reporter: they say new safeguards and tests mean dangerous and lead-laced toys are getting into the u.s. less and less and they're working to recall products like this pogo stick sold at sports authority. >> the rivets on this pogotick
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were coming undone and it caused a laceration hazard. >> reporter: hazards that can come in pretty packages. smart shopping and supervision can help keep kids safe. >> look what i got! >> reporter: and next march the plan to launch a searchable database that anyone can access to read or leave comments on a toy. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, washington. >> i already heard christmas songs yesterday on the radio. >> herethey come. >> most sales for black friday aren't even out yet but one family is already in line for the deals. >> you can say that pride is their reas for this one. the davenports set up camp outside a best buy last wednesday. ten members of this family all taking turns waitingutside the store. for the past six years they've been second in line and bet out by the same guy each time. thisear being early paid off.
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they got two ipads. usually the first shopper in line gets gift cards. magers believe these are the first in the country. a little something extra there. >> how do they have to do that? >> they itch off in shifts. people sign up for it, i would think. >> in florida, right? at least the weather holds out day and night. time now is 6:40. still ahead, an alarming repor on north rea. could it be close to object staining nuclear weapons? >> and wait until you hear what one exterminator says he thinks is causing all those disgusting bed bug outbreaks.
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american scientist says a new nuclear facility has been built with incredible speed. thecientist says he was, quote, stunned bythe sophistication of the facility. a washington-based think tank has also released this photo of e same facility where construction can be seen. the president's special envoy to north korea plans to visit south korea, china and japan to discuss concerns of north korea's nuclear plans. the cholera outbreak in h e haiti appears to be spreading. doctors without borders said the disease has spread to all the neighborhoods in haiti's second largest city. doctors say they have seen up to
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65 patients a day in the past week and cases of the disease are also growing in port-au-prince, haiti's capital, where thousands are still living in tent cities after january's earthquake. the death toll from the disease has now topped 1,100 people. a dallas exterminator thinks he can explain the recent uptick in bed bugs. >> it can take several repeat treatments to get rid of the prlem. the specialist believes cleaning services are or maids are cross contaminating homes. the critters can go from house to house through vacuums, mops, brooms, even cleaning rags. >> the maid is cleaning the rest of the house, maybe something jumped on there and you didn't noticet. she puts it in her buckeand takes it to the next house. >> one maid service recommends that you let cleaning companies use your own products instead of ones they've used in other homes the another suggestion, have all workers who come into your home like cable and plumbing repairs wear foot coverings.
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my hou would never get cleaned if i couldn't bring somebody in. 6:44. let's check in with chuck. well, and i feel funny asking the cable guycould you put these little booties on. >> a lot of them do it already. >> or even remove their shoes. well, that's a bit much. where do you draw the line? anyway, we have beautiful weather for today but the chances for rain are not far out. a colete check of the forecast up next. [ mawith fios,er ]
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6:47 right now. 45 degrees outside. it dn't feel that chilly this morning, did it? >> it wasn't that bad at all. left over from yesterday. >> there is some truth to that. we got so nice and mild yesterday and some mid level clouds coming in overnight tonight. it trapped some of the residual heat in from yesterday. that's part of the reason it's so mild outside this morning. outside on a off to a relatively mild start. a lot of good color. sunrise about four minutes away. not sure if we're going to ha as good of a sun rise. clouds off to the east. nonetheless, even if y can't see it happen, the sun had still rise, everybody. outside on a sunday morning,
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temperatures are in the mid-40s around downtown washington with a partly to at times mostly cloudy skies. you can see there on our city camera view. dew points in the mid-30s. the winds are coming bk around now to the north and northeast. that will be a big part of our forecast for the later part of the day today and as a result of it mor clouds than yesterday and a switch in the wind direction around to the north and northeast. that should hold our temperatures five, six, seven degrees cooler than yesteay. yesterday 66. that was mild indeed. so 44 now in capitol heights. 40 degrees in bowie, mayryland. 36 in la plata. 30 in manassas. so only a few isolated locations at or below the freezing mark up to charlestown, west virginia, right around the freezing mark this morning. also out in winchester. but no real keld air anywhere around the eastern seaboard a. wedge of slightly cooler air coming down the eastern seaboard. that's what's going to keep us a little cooler today than yesterday. you could see on the 24-hour temperature change five to seven degrees cooler now than the sme
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time yesterday. this isn't going to last long. temperatures already climbing 10 to5 degrees the last 24 hours and that warming trendill be right back in place. this little short-lived cool snap is nogoing to really terfere with our plans. if we make it to 58 today that will be warmer than average this time of the year. the warmer air wins out once again as we go through the next 24 hours. this wedge of cooler air. not a very deep wedge. it won't last too much longer. by the time we get into tomorrow afternoon, the warmer air surging back in once again. that warming trend goes into tuesday as well. not going to be bright and sunny like it was yesterday. we'll still ve a good bit of cloud cover to contend with. not much of a rain chance until thsecond half of the day tuesday. so for today we'll call it increasing clouds but still a very nice day by november sta
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standards. highs mostly in the mid to upper 50s. tomorrow a mix of clouds and sunshine. warmer again back into the mid-60s we will go. upper 60s to near 70 tuesday. the best chance for rain this week, unfortunately, a little rain chance on wednesday but our best chance for showers shows up on thanksgiving day itself. it might be the perfect day to t inside and eat some turkey and get yourself into that turkey coma. >> thank you, chuck. the terps were hoping for a raucous crowd to help them beat florida state. >> but it was the home field advantage big enough to propel them to win? here is hakem dermish with this morning's sports. good morning, everyone. redskins safety laron lan dre will not play today against the titans. at's according to jason reid of "the washington post." landry is out with a sore left achilles tendon. reid doughty is expted to start in landry's place. also starting quarterback carlos rogers is out with a hamstring jury. game of the night maryland playing florida state. the terps must win to keep their
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acc title game hopes alive. danny o'brien and the terps were in camo jerseys supporting the wounded warriors project. no names o the back. core values like duty, honor and courage. seminoles with the ball. handoff to chris thompson. finds a hole. he's gone. goes 70 yards for the touchdown. flora state on top 7-3, just like that. later, terps trail 10-3. maryland on offense. o'brien passes to darryl scott. gets leveled by greg rei see it again here. that's a penalty. you can't do that. 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct. scott did come back and play in the game and it keepshe terps' drive alive. so third and goal. o'brien looking for his tight end. the former lacrosse playe the terps' touchdown came tied at 10-10. sthird quarter, terps up 16-13. re come the seminoles. the throw to brt reid. wow.
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44-yard scoring connection. fsu takes a 20-16 lead. fourth quarter now. maryland trying to come back. o'brien looking for his guy but it's picked off by greg reid. that leads to an fsu field goal. florida state goes on to win it 30-16, the final. a heartbreaker for the maryland terps. all right. let's go to miami. a victory for coach frank beamer and the hokies. fourth quarter tied 17-17. handoff to ryan williams. great blocking b the lions. powers his way past the defense and, folks, there is no defense for speed. lliams races yards for the touchdown. two touchdns in the game for williams. virginia tech takes a 24-17 lead. later same score, miami with the ball. freshman qb morris looking for his receiver. nope. throws right to hosely. he leads the nation in interceptions. miami had sisoefrs. five plays later, tyrod taylor,
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a very talented young man. keeps it himself. scrambles into the end zone from 18 yards out. taylor gives a little chest bump to the hokies mascot having fun. virginia tech answers the call defeating miami 31-17. the hokies win their nin straight clinching the coastal division title. to boston. coach mike london and the cavs take on boston college. second quarter, fourth and goal for virginia, perry jones. powers his way in. cavaliers take a 10-3 lead. looking od. later, though, boston college with the ball. this is smooth. goes downfield. the perfect pass to amadon in double coverage. wow. 39-yard scoring strike. boston college beats virginia 17-13. uva has lost three straight. to annapolis, navy qb ricky dobbs out after playing with a concussion playing against arkansas state. one to remember. second quarter, dobbs. throws deep down the middle to a
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wide open greg jones. nobody in front of him. it's good for an 85-yard touchdown. the longest scoring play this season. 21-3, midshipmen. dobbs, keeps it himself his third rushing td. the rushing touchdown in the last two seasons sets an ncaa record. over to fedex field. penn state taking on indiana. this is a good one. first quarter, no score. penn state's royster, the pride of westfield high school. busts in from two yards out. it's 7-0, nittany lions. great career at penn state for royste third quarter, game tied 24-24. punting it away. not so fast. andrew daley gets in for the wlok and it's james van fleet. fleet of foot. scoops it up and scores the touchdown. penn state wins it it improving to 7-4. hometown hockey. drama at verizon center last night.
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capitals and flyers go down to a shoot-t. first period and watch alex ovechkin here. gets hit in the mouth with the puck. he's okay. he tough. he's a hockey player. third period. caps trailing 3-1. right to the net. trying to jam home. backstrom right there perfect. scores, puts i in. caps trail 3-2. still on the power play. matt hendrks with the shot. we're tied at 3-3. he is jacked. then caps down 4-3. less than a minute left. that was beautiful. ties the game at 4-4. after overtime we're heading to a shoot-out where everyone misses until danny briere through the pads. the backhand chance against boucher. watch it again. hits both the post and the crossbar. that close.
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the caps lose to the flyers 5-4 in a sho-out. >> i thoht we fought hard right to the end. a lot of teams would have said it's not going our way. hitting cross bars and posts and everything. let's get out of here and take a day off and regroup for next week. this group stayed with it and always believes that they could co come back. i think with the ability to score that we have, there's always that chance. >> bruce and the caps play at new rsey on monday. that's your morning sports, i'm hakem dermish. have a great day. there's more ne 4 today after thbreak.
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welcome back to news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm kimberly suit he is. the news is straight ahead. first a check of your forecast with meteorologist chuck bell who joins us live now in the studio. good morning again, chuck. good morning. a beautiful looking day on the outside today. another weekend going into the books with mild weather and more sunshine. we've caught it. the rising sun in our eastern sky. just enough cloud cover to make it a little on the hard side. we have found the sun is up and
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it's going to be a wonderful day today. not quite as nice as yesterday but that was all bonus material by november standards. mid-30s in the western suburbs this morning. low 30s upper montgomery county. once you get down inside the germantown area, temratures in the upper 30s, 43 downtown. satellite pictur shows we have some clouds to contend with today. mo clouds than yesterday for sure and a weak cool front slipping on by will keep temperatures out of the 60s today but still very mild weather today back into the s tomorrow. near 70 with a risk of a shower. cloudy skies off and on chances for rain. it looks like a good travel day. >> sounds good, thank you, chuck. >> you're welcome. taking a look at our top stories. grief counselors will be at osbourn high school. mauricio martinez and a 17-year-old attacked miguel hernandez as he walked home from
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schools. detectives say it could have been gang related. >> police in gainesville says a man is in jail for causing a deadly crash while high on pcp. investigators say he hit a car on lehighwayhat killed 20-year-old meghan jandrositz and david richardson. police charge carlos lucas with driving under the influence and possession with the intent to distribute pcp. maryland's attorney general is asking that all alcoholic energy drinks be yankeoff liquor store shelves. the request comes on the heels of a warning from the fda calling some of the drinks unsafe. wholesalers and retailers in the state have already agreed to stop selling the drink. and those are some of e stories making news today. next is nbc 4's viewpoint. >> we'll be back with an update. good morning, everyone. and welcome to "viewpoint." i'm jim hand. this sday morning we're talking about adoption. a crisis and an urgent need to find loving homes for those children who can't find them or are living in foster care right now. with us in studio this morning
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we're joined by the child welfare program nager with the metropolitan washington uncil of governments or cog. we also have with us carol ann pratt, an adoptive mother. and we have rah boyd, president and ceo of freddie mac foundation. welcome to a cole of you. good to see you on viewpoint this sunday morning. i used t word crisis and give our viewers a sense of the numbers out there. we're looking at a half million u.s. children living in foster care? >> that's right. about half a million children nationwide across the 50 states, puerto rico and guam are in foster care and of tha population somewhere between 115 and 120,000 are available and waiting r permanent and loving homes. and so it really is imperative that we find in each of the communities in which those children are that we find homes for those children because we know the risk they're at when they age out of the foster care
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system without having found loving milies to care for them and care about them. >> i want to talk later about those risks that you bring up and, ralph, we've been working together with freddie mac for years with "wednesday's child." tell us a little bit, if you would, about how "wednesday's ild" works and what the process is like for not only the children but these parents looking to adopt. >> yes, very happy to. i fee very fortunate to be a part of the "wednesday's child" team from the freddie mac to barbara harrison and nbc 4 who makes it such a wonderful experience for the children each week to talk about who they are and who they want to be adopted by. the program really works where we are committed to finding children for all families waiting to be adopted and barbara harrison tells viewers about the child, the child feels
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empowered to tell people who they are in the hopes that they will -- some of your viewers who have like this carol pratt, actually stepped forward to adopt a child who is waiting to be adopted. >> there is a trsformation in those three-minute pieces on wednesday ande love it becse the children, as anyone would be nervous, a little shy, at the end they light up. barbara has a way of bringing them out. that's exactly what she does. so that brings us to you, carol ann. you went through this process. tell us your story and you have how many chirp now? >> i he a total of three in the home now. i foster parend for a number of years. i started out with teenage girls and a lot of them actually over the years. think i foster parented 15 years fore adopting. and as camilla said, i saw my older two on a "wednesday's child" segment and saw their
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interaction with barbara and barbara, indeed, had brought out some wonderful things in them. i watched them run around and she had them at the build a bear workshop and she asked them about what they wanted to be and i saw my fransoir who was 7. he was so excited about why he thought he should have a loving family. brianna decided on that segment she was older than she was. she said she was 4 when she was actually 3. >> all right. >> wishful thinking on her part. she wanted to be a big girl. and she's now 12. >> wow. >> and so actually that was the second time i had seen them. i had seen them on programming a ar earlier. i thought they were so adorable. oh, surely somebody will ab them up and who would leave them in the system? and then a year later, barbara was doing a follow-up story and there they were. and i just decided at that point
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those have to be my kids. what is the likelihood of seeg them twice? >> sure. >>nd lo and behold they are my kids. it was indeed meant to be. and i have to say that barbara's interaction with them has continued today. freddie mac foundation has blessed us tremendously. francois had an opportunity to go to harvard on a leadership program. freddie mac stepped up and footed a lot of it. it's been an incredible, amazing experience. >> our viewers should know you are a father to five chirp, two of whom are adopted. >> yesterday was national adopon day. the 11th. and my wife anga and i adopted our two youngest children on national adoption day seven years ago. i can't even remember how long it was but it was several years ago. i think it was about nine years
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ago. and that was a very exciting day, a day which a lot of families experienced yesterday over 300 communities across america, puerto rico and guam and here in the dirict of columbia had their adoptions finalized. several thousand children and over the approximate 11 years of national adoption day almost 30,000 children have had their adoptions finalized on that day. >> amazing. we have to take a break now. i'd like to put up the web address and phone number if you'd like to learn more about becoming an adoptive parent or find out more. [ female announcer ] letting go of your cigarett can be hard.
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and we were talking about the process. camille, i want to ask you, how does one go about and begin this process of adopting a child, and where are the children coming from? who are these children that we're talking about? >> who are the children and, you know, that's the one thing i love to talk about are the children because each week the "wednesday's child" childrenre so brave and so poised and you wouldn't believe some of the tragedy that they went through in their young lives and yet th stand before you poised, ready, ambitious. we have young children who talk about how they want to become a lawyer or a doctor or, you know, police officer, and they can be that person. they can be whatever they want to be. but they need parents. and the beauty of the "wednesday's child" program lets people know these children actually exist. they could be around the corner from you, down the street from you. how would you know that the child is in ne of a family if you don't know about -- if you
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don't hear about them on "wednesday's child"? the rents that we're hoping to hear fro are parents really willing to give back. parents who are compassionate, who love children, who really just want to help th child to be the best that they can be and we're not looking for perfect parents. i was going to steal your thunder, ralph. there's no such thing as perfect parent. we're looking for people who really have something in their heart that's telling them, i can do this. i can be somethi for that child. and adoption is, of course, what we're looking for. we're looking for adoptive parents but there are so many ways, a plethora of ways people can t involved and help young people who are in our systems today but i definitely encourage everyone to give us a call. i love to talk to families whether they're ready to get started or kind of playing and toying with the iea at the moment. there are so many ways pple can give back. >> carol ann, we're speaking of giving back. you have given so much and your
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children have been so blessed to ha you in their lives but you were telling us during the break they have taught you an awful lot, too. >> they have indeed. they've helped make me a betr person. they have helped to have me be more rooted and grounded. help me to learn about patience and passion and compassion and the fact that we have the tendency to think that kids need so much and they need you to buy this and do that and give them this and what have you when that is so not what they need. could careless. we do that a lot of times to either overcompensate or because we're failing to do something sometimes. when in actuality all they need is us. my kids are cool with just jumping on the bed and talking and laughing and watching ju one of their favorite programs and joking around with each other and talking about what each other's done or hasn't done or what have you.
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th're okay with just being with you and i love that. >> corny is okay. i'm all about corny. >> yes, yes. >> tell us about this heart gallery that we have here, and this is how people can find out the stories behind the faces but they see the faces first. >> that's exactly right. freddie mac foundation has this heart gallery which is an exhibit of photographs of children in foster care. chi children who areifficult to place, proven to be difficult to place, but are wonderful children, need permanent and loving adoptive homes. and so this -- we take this gallery on a roa show, if you will, to various public locations around the national capital region. it's been at union station. it's been in various government buildings. it happens to be this week on display out at freddie mac out
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at our headquarters and so it's a way for folks to visually connect to these children that we talk about who are in foster care who need loving and permanent homes and it's proven over the years to be one of the ways that we draw people in. either to adopt these particular children or sometimes other children. ts people interested in the process and aware of the ed. >> we just have a few seconds in this segment. age range, a ages, really, is that right and some people are under the impression many of the children have special needs but they certaiy all do not. >> yes, special needs is tuly a misconception. just because a child's ethnicity or because of their specific age they could be considered special needs. oftentimes we all think special needs means that a child has a handicap and i want to dispel th myth. just because they're an after i african-american male who is 14 years old they're considered special needs which allows them
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to have access to ceain resources, which could really benefit the parent and the child but it doesn't necessarily mean they're cong with an emotion al or physicahandicap. >> i want to talk more because you raise the issue of resources and what it requires out there and how you help new parents in this huge endeavor and life changing moment r them.
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good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. here are some of the stories we're followg this morning. police say a m is in jail for causing a deadly crash while high on pcp. investigators say he hit a car on lehighway killing 20-year-old meghan jandrositz and 50-year-old richardson. they charm him with driving under the influence and
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possession with intent to distribute pcp. degree of counselors at osbourn high school in manassas tomorrow morning after the stabbing death a student. police say mauricio martinez and a 17-year-old attacked 15-year-old miguel hernandez as he walked home from school. they say it could have been gang related. and starting today county owned liquor stores in montgomery county will be open on sundays noon to 6:00 for the next six months. welcome back. we are raising awareness on viewpoint. we have an adoptive mother with us. you were talking in the break. we mentioned how some of the people, these children that we're talking about are not special needs and they're categorized some as difficult to
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adopt. whatoes that mean and what are your thoughts on that, carol ann? >> my thoughts on that are with my own birth son, i didn't have any guarantees with him. you will parent them and hope they will do and follow the script that you've laid out for them. and of course we know that real people don't do that. and the same thing with our children. when my francois came to me at 7 they decided he would be a child difficult to place. because he has some behavior issues. and the thing that i share with people is try living in seven different homes by the time you are 7 years old and you, too, will have some behavior issues. they decided he probably would not do well in a home setting and tt he was academically delayed. this is the same young man who went to harvard this past summer. this is the same you man who has gone on to be one of the
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greatest academicians i know. camilla shared with me adoption was not a sprint, but a marathon and it is indeed. now if you're going to have the commitment and willingness to see it through, you will have some chlenges. there will be some bumps in the road. either you're in it for the long haul or you're not. and know that there are no guarantees with any child. you will love them and dot best you can as a parent and you will see the difference in who they become. >> so beautifully put. >> so we can gripe a little bit, appropriately, some of the children that are the subject of our "wednesday's child" program and of the heart gallery and certainly several of the children who were featured during national adoption day and who have had their adoptions finalized are special needs children by the classic definition.
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they have some disability. one of the messages, one of the takeaways i want people to have from this, we have been very successful in having these children b adopted through these ograms. the willingness of people to embrace children in need, some of them with very profound and special needs, is really inspiring and i think it's what gives energy to the program as a whole for both those children with disabilities and those who don't have a discernible disability. >> what kind of resources are available for people who may be thinking about adopting the child with specialeeds but might feel overwhelmed by the prospect? there are resources and people to help them. >> absutely. and a misnomer out there that the support ends, that after the adoption, after adoption day which was yesterday, they will pass you off, have you go into sunset, wave good-bye and good luck. that's not at all the case. there is so much support. there's actually through the freddie mac foundaon, got to
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sing their praises. weartner with many nonprofit organizations, but i want to brag for a moment about the center for adoption support and education who offers free counseling and ongoing education for the young people who end up being adopted by your viewers after they were featured on "wednesday's child" so there's ongoing support and education, free. they are provided with medical care, medical assistance. although you can put them on your own insurance. theyo have their own medical assistance after the adoption and adoptive parents also receive the same subsidy that foster pents receive after the adoption happens. and that's a monthly subsidy. many times our adoptive families decide to use that to continue turing or just to help with the transition but there's so much resources. in addition, lastly, there's educatiol resources, too.
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many of you may be thinking i don't know if i can adopt a teen and our terrific teens, as i put them, are fabulous kids as miss pratt already mentned and you may want to adopt a 15-year-old but you may be thinking, i wasn't really prepared for college in three years. well, there's actually federal assistance for peoe who want to adopt -- excuse me, adopt a child and then have them go on to college. there are so many resources out there. i just don't want people to hesitate. >> a lot of people start saving from birth for college. that helps them catch up for three or four years. >> exactly. >> we want to remove all the barriers you see so that way our children can move swiftly into permanent adoptive families and we want to support those families throughout prot ses which thanks to the freddie mac foundation we were able to. >> youre making it easy for everybody. we're going to put up the phone number. one more segment when we come back. if you'd like to learn more about adopting the freddie m
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and lcome back to "viewpoint" as we continue our conversation about adoption with our friends from freddieac and "wednesday's child" our partners in that. let's talk about the concept of aging out and what this means for a child who may be 16, 17, , 19 and the risks they face in the future if they don't get adopted. >> we have talked about this a lot and it's one of the biggest risks that the children face, the young people face and, frankly, as a society weace because the data is very clear young people who age out of the foster care system without either being adopted or having some very close loving family who is responsible for them or coaches them, loves them, supports them, we know that those young people are at
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dramatically increased risk for what i'll just refer to as adverse outcomes, much higher rates of instutionalization, substance abuse, sustained unemployment, life outcomes. so that we know for a ft that if a young person can be adopted or embraced by a family, we know their opportunity to succeed in life is measurably enhanced and we know similarly, and it doesn't mean that if a child ages out of the system the child is doomed to failure. there are several success stories of youngeople who have forged ahead because of their talent and their energy and their determination and some of them have been able to find mentors out in the world, but we just know if you age out of the system without a family, you are at much greater risk for adverse life outcomes. >> camilla, if you would tal a little bit about the wait time that a lot of these children are facing, some have been bounced home to home to home, foster homes, that is. >> many youths have done what we
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ll foster care drift and personally i've heard this from my father who was in foster care which is w i'm so motivated to do thismportant work, many times, you know, and this was way back in the day, when he was in care and it's still happening today "where are they now?" kids drift from home to home and it's unfortunate because children need stability in order to grow and in oer to know that they have a place to be. imagine going to a new school often and having to adapt to those new environments. it's really a tragedy that so many young people have -- are in this predicament where ey have to go through this due to no fault of their own. you have to remember these are young people who have been victimized. they have been victims of abe and neglect. don't think about the drama you may have seen on tv thathow you otherwise. >> this is real life. >> children have been victims. >> carol ann, i want to ask you,
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if there's someone out there listening, a couple, an older couple perhaps, what advice would you have for them if they're thinking i would love to do that but i don know if i have it in me, the resources, the commitment, the wherewithal to do it but i want to? >> i think that sometimes our fear stifles -- oftentimes our fear will ifle our growth. it will stifle our ability to reach out and help a child that we actually have the ability and the love and compassion to do so. i think that if you allow yourself to remain at the place at you are concerned about whether or not you can, without actually saying, you know what, this is a child that needs me and i certainly need it. and i need to see it grow a become all that it can be. and if i have t ability to do that, let me do so. it is, indeed, difficult to grow up without having a family or having someone to care for you.
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>> makes all the difference in the world. ralph, before we go, tell us a little bit aut theuccess of "wednesday's child" throughout various markets, if you would. >> so, as you know, this is home base for us on "wednesday's child" and barbara has been a terrific host over the years and she owns this program. >> she do. >> and nbc 4 is the home. but we sponsor the program in five cits across the united states including here in washington, d.c., of course. over the duration of the program we've seen over 1,500 children, many of them difficult to place, placed in loving, adoptive homes over the years and as you and i always tal about, it isn't just those 1,500 lives that you're changing meaningfully, it's the neighborhood, e family, it is the community, it's our country and generations of americans that we' changing. it's one of those great things that peopldo one to another that has radiating consequences. or doe'tally and vertically.
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>> unfortunately, we're out of time. camille, i know we want to get in there you don't jt have to adopt but you can donate time and resources, too, to help. >> that's right. please call the 800 number. >> there are the numbers up there. this has beenn inspiring half hour. want to thank you all for coming in and motivating, i think, some people out there. we appreciate it. and we thank you foratching us on "viewpoint." now back to news 4 today. enjoy the rest of your weekend, everybody. it's a crime that has shocked one virginia community. a teen is killed walking home from school. this morning police say they have caught two people behind the murder good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kimberly suiters. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. the news is just ahead. a quick check on ourforecast.
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chuck bell joins us here with more details on that. >> details that will not be quite as nice as yesterday. yesterday was awfully sweet by november standards. 66 degrees yesterday. let's take a check of cityam. absolutely. just some mid and high level clouds overhead this morning. the clouds willave a tendency to thicken as we go through the course of the afternoon. that in combination with the fact that a cold front going by will help keep temperatures today, i suspect, primarily in the 50s. outside right now temperatures 43 degrees at national airport. 34 out in fairfax and falls church. 32 degrees in manassas and warrenton. much of prince george's county upper 30s. once up get closer to the bay, temperatures are in the mid-40s this morning. here is a look at the satellite picture. a few fair weather clouds drifting on by. again, they will have a tendency to thicken up as the day goes along. not qui as toasty warm as yesterday but still 58 degrees will be warmer than average. that will make 13 out of the last 14 days here in washington
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all warmer than average. we've been loving it. in our headlines now one man is dead and five others including a baby girl are hurt this morning after two cars collided during a police pursuit. that pursuit started just around 00 yesterday after police got a call of a domestic dispute at an ihop. police saw he had taken the daughter from her mother and fled. he refused to stop. the van crossed into ncoming traffic and then a utility pole. one of the passengers died. three people remain in serious condition this morning. in northern virginia a mother is making an emotnal plea to all drivers after the loss of her daughter in a fiery crash. police say carlos lucas was high on pcp friday night when he crashed into aonda accord on lehighway in gainesville. the passengers in that car meghan jandrositz and david richardson both died.
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meghan's mother said carelessnecareles carelessness cause this had incident. >> iish people would think before they get behind the wheel of a car. it becomes a weapon. people can't do these kinds of things. because somebody else could end up the same way that my meghan has. >> witnesses pulled meghan's boyfriend, who was driving the cord, out of the burning car. he is now recovering. police also charged carlos lucas with driving under the influence and possession with the intent toistribute pcp. he could face additional charges. >>two teens are in jail accused of stabbing another teen to death in manassas. police say 18-year-old mauricio martinez, seen here, and a 17-year-old attacked 15-year-old miguel hernandez who was walking home from school on friday. as ne 4 reports, detectives y a gang may have been responsible for the murder. i actually got a recorded phone call from the school
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message center that a student from osbourn had been stabbed. >> reporter: parents at osbourn high school in manassas are still shaken up after learning a 15-year-old male student was killed friday afternoon walking home from school. >> well, i know of him. it was my boyfriend's friend, too. so he was walk iing with him actually. >> reporter: the path just blocks from osbourn high school is a common way many students wa home from school but police say when that 15-year-old male was taking this very same route on friday, he never made it home. witnesses say around 2:45 heas jumped by a group of males and then stabbed with a knife. the young man's body was found lying the street behind this white van. >> i came out to see and the crowd from the school had alreadgathered, and the police cars were here. a young man w laying behind the van. >> reporter: his limp bo was
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airlifted to fairfax hospital where he later died. now many in the community are wondering what will be doneo keep the kids safe? >> i don't know what the school can actually do being off hool property but clearly the manassas city could possibly step up patrols. >> lately a lot of stuff has en happening in this school that is weird. now we're having like gang problems and stuff but, i mean, it's a really good school. you need somebody who really knows what they're doing to control the school better. the two teens arrested both face charges of murder and gang participation. grief counselors will be at osbourn high school to help students and faculty deal with the loss. a full ban on alcolic energy drinks may soon be in effect inmaryland. attorney general doug gantzler asked for it to beanned from stores and bars. it comes on the heels of a
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warning from the food and drug administration that said caffeine added to four brands of alcoholic energy drinks is unsafe. maryland's cptroller secured a deal with the state's alcohol wholesalers and retailers on wednesday to stop selling the drin drinks. and starting today montgomery county liquor stores will be open on sundays. the 24 stores will be open from noon until 6:00 for the next six months of the trial. the trial is not designed to raise extra revenue for the county but initiated for customer convenience. revenue from county opened stores contributes to the general fund. privately owne liquor stores are already permitted to sell on sundays. the terps played their biggest football game in years and the caps look to rebound om friday's ugly loss. >> hakem dermish has those stories and more in this morning's sports in a minute. good morning, everyone. your sports minute begins with college football. maryland playing florida state. the terps must win to keep their acc title game hopes alive. pick it up in the third quarter,
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maryland leads by three. here come the seminals. christian ponder throws to bert reid. a 44-yard scoring connection. fsu takes a 20-16 lead. fourth quarter, maryland trying to come back. danny o'brien, oh, man, picked off by greg reid. thateads to an fsu field goal. the seminals win it 30-16. a heartbreaker for the terps. virginia tech on the road at miami. ryan williams ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns. virginia tech defeats miami 31-17. the hokies win their ninth straight clinching the coastal division title. navy qb ricky dobbs had a senior day to remember against arkans state. dobbs rushed for three t. his 48 rushing touchdowns in the last two seasons sets an ncaa record. navy downs arkansas stat35-19. hometown hockey caps and flyers go down to a shoot-out. alexander semin needing to sco to keep it alive. his shot off the post and the crossbar. so close.
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philadelphia wins 5-4 in the shoot-out. and redskins safety landry will not playgainst the titans according to jason reid of "the washington post." landry is out with a sore left achilles tendon. also starting cornerback carlos rogers is out with a hamstring injury. that's your sportsinute. i'm hakem dermish. have a great day. coming up on 7:40 right now. how do you know the gifts you buy for your kids are safe? coming up, a guide to shopping for toys you can't afford to miss before doing your holiday shopping. >> and all those airport security patdowns have one man singing the blues. literally.
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oh, the wide eyes and big smiles yesterday as santa himself greeted hundreds of excited kids at the mall of prince george's. jolly st. nick arriv at the mall for the kickoff of their winter carnival celebration. kids were able to get pictures of santa and of course share their christmas list. there's face painting, balloon animals, holiday characters all throughout the mall. there may be hot new to on your child's wish list this year but parents may want to check it twice. the consumer products safety commission says parents ed to be extra careful when choosing their child's next toy. toy related deaths are down but injuries are up. with more than 186,0 hospital visits attributed to toys this year. many of those injuries come from riding toys because of lack of proper protection or supervision. >> don't buy a bicycle an leave the helmet in the store. buy a helmet so that your
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child's head will be protected. here on a riding toy you can ride right into the pool. you can ride right into a pond and you can drown very easily. >> the cpsc suggests selecng toys that are age appropriate. for more information you can visit cpsc.com. president obama says he understands travelers' anger over new airport security measures. he says he sympathizesith people who fuel skapers and full body pat downs are a viotion of pvacy andn response the president says he has asked security officials if there is a less intrusive way to screen travelers. at this time, though, the tsa and counterterrorism experts say the current procedures are the only ones they think can guard against threats. even without any immediate changes on the horizon those looking to fight the new security measures do have a new rallying cry. ♪ we'd rather check your nooks and crannies ♪ ♪ every inch of you
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>> singer/songwriter stev voss has won both emmy and grammy awards. his parody takes on what he calls groping at tsa checkpnts entitled "help you make it to yourflight." the parody is based on "help me make it through the night" chris kristofferson. >> the "today" show is next. >> jenna wolfe has a preview. good morning, aaron and kimberly. we are live from bagram airfield as president obama announces a new timetable for the end of the war there. reaction from the troops. also, back home, the fallout over the airport patdown that is may have many passengers furious. do they gooo far? this morning we'll talk live to the tsa chief who strongly defends the security measures. plus, the big new develment in the case of natalee holloway five years after she vanished in
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aruba, authorities may have up covered evidence. and the future cuen. what a longtime friend of kate middle top tells us about the bride-to-be and what she has to say about the wedding plans. a couple of new headlines out this morning. that and more when we see you later on "today. back to you guys. thank you, jenna. 7:45 right now. chuck bells here with a look at what's coming up in our forecast. a gem of a day today. not quite the same kind of jem as yesterday. yesterday was a diamond. today a pearl. not too bad. a good lookinday outside today. a complete check of the forecast plus a look on down into the big travel and holid
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a great crowd of about 15,000 team participated in the 23rd annual help the homeless walk-a-thon yesrday. that's our doreen gentzler kicking it off at the national mall with the balloon marching band. the event raised money and awareness for thehomeless both here in washington and throughout the nation. and you saw her wearg a coat early in the morning. didn't feed one later in the afternoon. started shedding layers as the day went on. >> walk a couple miles in the sun yesterday and you wouldn't need the jacket at all. we made it into the mid-60s yesterday afternoon. that would b average for the early part of october. not the third week of november. so bonus material for sure yesterday. today is going to be a nice day as well. still warmer than average but i don't think it's going to be quite as nice as yesterday was. yesterday s just absolutely ectacular. hopefully you had the chance to get outside and enjoy it. if not today would be a cent day for outdoor activity.
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and our mild weather back into the 60s just around the corner. in fac i think some spots may even touch 70 degrees before thanksgiving. outside on a very good looking sunday morning, stil a little bit of filtered sunshine comg through a partly cloudy sky out there. 43 degrees our current temperature at national airpor a lot of gobbledygook on the screen. today 9:53 hours of daylight and we're still losing 1:40 o daylight every day. yeah. you think our days are short. our friends in fair banks, alaska, only have five hours and eight minutes of daylight today and they're losing more than six minutes a day. so there. they're heading down to the winter solstice. down to the third week of december, fair banks only gets about 2 1/2, 3 hoursof daylight. that's whyt stays so cold in alaska in the winter time. meanwhile for us filtered sunshine on your sunday morning. low 30s for upper montgomery
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county tfrederick, maryland. 46 in annapolis now. 46 in leonard town so very pleasantay to get the day started. warmer air is going to come back into the area. for today a very weak cool front is sliding just down to the south of our area. that will take the warmth off the temperatures. six to eight degrees cooler today than yesterday. but that little cooling trend isn't going to last forlong. the warmer air already building across parts of the middle of the country. that warmer air is going to be moving in our direcon beginning as early as tomorrow afternoon and a real push of warm air on tuesday will put everybody up into the 60s and i think down to charlottesville, richmond, up into the 70s on tuesday. so for now high pressure in charge east to northeasterly breeze today will make for a few more clouds than we had yesterday and as a result it will be slightly cooler. but eventually that front washes out a little bubble of high pressure down to ourouth. eventually turns our winds back to the southwest by tomorrow afternoon puttingemperatures back into the mid-60s tomorrow. every bit as warm as we were
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yesterday and then on tuesday mostly cloudy day with a risk of a few showers showing up later in the day. there's the next area of weaer that we need to watch but that doesn't probably get here until tuesday night and then off and on shower chances for the big travel day on wednesday. but not a washout. here is your forecast for your sunday then. increasing cuds with still a very nice day outside. high tempetures mid to upper 50s. back to work and school for a short ek tomorrow. partly sunny. partly sunny to mostly cloudy. we'll have breaks of sunshine morrow. no matter what, it will be warmer. highs in the low and mid-60s tomorrow. back up to near 70 degrees on tuesday. there will be a 30% chance of a shower late in the day tuesday and can't completely rule out a chance for a quick passing shower on wednesday but by and large looks a little scarier on the forecast than it's going to be in reality. our best chance for rain, unfortunately this week, will come on thanksgiving day and may linger to the very first part of the day on friday for all those early morning day break shoppers on black friday.
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but by friday afternoon going into the weekend, breezy, chilly, highs in the 40s for next weekend so enjoy our last snippet of warm weather. >> and gusty for the day after thanksgiving football game. >> love playing football. >> the day after? >> actually i was just thinking -- >> the day of. >> that is the tradition. we plannedhissier too it the day after. >> we were in a turkey coma all thursday afternoon the day after. >> just rolle over. >> thank you, chuck. >> well, the terps were hoping a raucous crowd would help them beat florida state. >> but was home field advantage big enough to propel them to the win over the seminoles? here is hakem dermish with this morning's sports. good morning, everyone. redskins safety laron landry will not play today against the titans. that's according to jason reid of "the washington post." landry is out with a sore left achilles tendon. reid doughty is expected to start in landry's place. also starting quarterback carlos rogers is out with a hamstring
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injury. game of the night maryland playing florida ate. the terps must win to keep their acc title game hopes alive. danny o'brien and the terps were in camo jerseys supporting the wounded warriors project. no names on the back. core values like duty, honor and courage. seminoles with the ball. handoff to chris thompson. finds a hole. he's gone. goes 70 yards for the touchdown. florida state on top 7-3, just like that. later, terps trail 10-3. maryland on offense. o'brien passes to darryl scott. gets leveled by greg reid. see it again here. that's a penalty. you can't do that. 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct. scott did come back and play in the game and ikeeps the terps' drive alive. so third and goal. o'brien looking for his tight end. the former lacrosse player. the terps' touchdown came tied at 10-10. third quarter, terps up 16-13
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here come the seminoles. . christian ponder the throw to bert reid. wow. 44-yard scoring connection. fsu takes a 20-16 lead. urth quarter now. maryland trying to come back. o'brien looking for his guy but it's picked off by greg reid. that leads to an fsu field goal. florida state goes on to win it 30-16, the final. a heartbreaker for the maryland terps. all right. let's go to miami. a victory for coach frank beamer and the hokies. would clinch a spot in the acc championship game. foth quarter tied 17-17. handoff to ryan williams. great blocking by the lions. powers his way past the defense and, folks, there is no defense for speed. williams races 84 yards for the touchdown. two touchdowns in the game for williams. virginia tech takes a 24-17 lead. later same score, miami with the ball. freshman qb morris looking for his receiver. nope. throws right to hosely. he leads the nation in interceptions.
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miami had six turnovers. five plays later, tyrod taylor, a very talented young man. keeps it himself. scrambles into the end zone from 18 yards out. taylorives aittle chest bump to the hokies mascot having fun. virginia tech answers the call defeating miami 31-17. the hokies win their ninth straight clinching the coastal division title. to boston. coach mike london and the cavs take on boston college. second quart, fourth and goal on the 1 for virginia, perry jones. powers his way in. cavaliers take a 10-3 lead. looking good. later, though, boston college with the ball. this is smooth. goes downfield. the perfect pass to amadon in double coverage. wow. 39-yard scoring strike. boston college beats virginia 17-13. uva has lost three straight. to annapolis, navy qb ricky dobbs out after playing with a concussion playing against
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arkansas ste. one to rememr. second quarter, dobbs. throws deep down the middle to a wide open greg jon. nobody in front of him. it's good for an 85-yard touchdown. the longest scoring playhis season. 21-3, midshipmen. dobbs, keeps it himself. his third rushintd. his 48th in the last two seas s seasons. the rushing touchdown in the last two seasons sets an ncaa record. over to fedex field. penn state taking on indiana. this is a good one. first quarter, no score. penn state's royster, thpride of westfield high school. busts in from two yards out. it's 7-0, nittany lions. great career at penn state for royster. third quarter, game tied 24-24. hoosiers punting it away. not so fast. andrew daley gets in for the block and it's james van fleet. fleet of foot. scoops it up and scores the touchdown.
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penn state wins it improving to 7-4. hometown hockey. drama at verizon center last night. capitals and flyers go down to a shoot-out. first period and watch alex ovechkin here. gets hit in the mouth wi the puck. he's okay. he's tough. he's a hockey player. third period. caps trailing 3-1. but out of play the power play right to the net. trying to jam it home. backstrom right there perfect. scores, puts it in. caps trail 3-2. less than 30 seconds later, still on the power play. matt hendricks with the shot. we're tied at 3-3. mason is jacked. then caps down 4-3. less than a minute left. that was beautiful. ties the game at 4-4. after overtime we're headi to a shoot-out where everyone misses unt danny briere goes right through the pads of noyberg.
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the backhand chance against boucher. watch itgain. hits both the post and the crossbar. that close. the caps lose to the flyers 5-4 in a shoot-out. bruce udreaux still pleased with the effort. >> i thought we fought hard righto the end. a lot of teams would have said it's not going our way. hitting cross bars and posts a everything. let's get out of here and take a day off and regroup for next week. this group stayed with it and always believes that they could come back. i think with the ability to score that we have, there's always that chance. >> brucend the caps play at new jersey on monday. that's your morning sports, i'm hakem dermish. have a great day. well, i wish we could do yesterday. that would be impossible. >> a lot of good things happened. a lot of sunny weather yesterday. your baylorbears -- >> oh, no. >> not so ood. >> i just mean the weather. >> the weather, yes. >> they're not my baylor bears. >> you said go bears on this
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very set. >> you knew he was going to remember that. >>'m just giving you a hard time. >> of course. we're all dear friends. we really are. that's it for news 4 tod. we'll be back in 25 minutes. join us at 9:00 a.m. for a full hour of news.

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